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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Photos of the Week (01/22/12)

Photos of the Week


1) Julie Wells of United Wisconsin celebrates in the back of a moving van, Jan. 17, 2012, in Madison, Wis., that contains about 1 million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker. Photo: Andy Manis / AP


2) Gov. Scott Walker supporters listen to speakers at the Republican "Stand with Governor Scott Walker" rally Saturday at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. Tonette Walker, wife of Gov. Scott Walker, addresses the crowd. Former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson greets a supporter before speaking at the event. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch talks with reporters. A Scott Walker supporter yells "shame, shame, shame" at nearby protesters.  Journal Sentinel photos: Mark Hoffman


3) Elanie Magliacane has her picture taken in front of a sand sculpture of the presidential candidates before the Faith & Freedom Coalition's presidential kick-off at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina on Jan. 16. Photo: Chris Keane / Reuters


4) Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives smiles along with his wife, Callista Gingrich as he addresses supporters following his victory in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Columbia, SC.  Photo: Jeff Siner - Charlotte Observer


5) Angelique Marcus of Baltimore, Md. touches a quote on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, on Jan. 16, before a ceremony to honor his legacy. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP


6) Candi Flora, a historian wearing actual irons from the days of slavery, raises her arms during the 34th Annual "Original" Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Parade and Celebration in Houston. Photo: Nick de la Torre / /Houston Chronicle AP


7) A scuba diver swims next to the cruise ship Costa Concordia on Jan. 13 after it ran aground near the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. A series of underwater photos was released by the Italian Coast Guard last Monday. Photo: Italian Coast Guard via AP


8) A satellite image shows the wreck of the Costa Concordia off the island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 17, 2012. The luxury cruise ship ran aground on Jan. 13. Photo: DigitalGlobe


9) A rescuer being lowered on the cruise liner Costa Concordia on Jan. 18 that ran aground in front of the harbor of the Isola del Giglio (Giglio island) after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. Emergency workers fear that the ship could slip from its resting place on a rocky shelf and slip into deeper waters. (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)


10) A woman takes a picture of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island Jan. 14, 2012. (Reuters)


11) Captain Francesco Schettino (center) of cruise ship Costa Concordia is escorted into a prison by police officers at Grosseto, after being questioned by magistrates in this still image from a video Jan. 17, 2012. Italian coastguards pleaded angrily with the captain of the stricken super-liner to return to his ship, according to recordings released on Tuesday as divers found five more bodies in the half-submerged wreck of the Costa Concordia. Taking the known death toll to 11, that some 24 people, including a number of German tourists, unaccounted for four days after the giant cruiser carrying more than 4,200 passengers and crew was ripped open by rocks off a Tuscan island. Schettino is accused of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck by sailing too close to shore and abandoning ship before all his passengers and crew scrambled off. (Reuters)


12) An aircraft of the Japan Coast Guard with a hole in its nose after an albatross crashed into the patrol plane flying over the East China Sea near Ishigaki island in Okinawa prefecture on Jan. 18, 2012.  Photo: Japan Coast Guard via AFP - Getty Images


13) Damaged cars are seen on the A1 highway near Cloppenburg, Germany on Jan. 20. More than 50 vehicles crashed during a row of accidents. The reason of the disaster is yet unclear. Photo: Fabian Bimmer / Reuters


14) A submerged school bus lays on its side as Diane Garibaldi looks on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Salem, Ore. Up to 10 inches of rain fell on parts of the Oregon Coast Range in a 36-hour period, and more rain and flooding is on the way, the National Weather Service said. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP


15) A man waits to be processed at a Border Patrol detention center Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Imperial Beach, Calif. The Border Patrol is moving to end its revolving-door policy of turning migrants around to Mexico without any punishment in what amounted to an invitation to immediately try their luck again. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


16) Sofiah, left, and her friend cross a collapsed bridge in order to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Banten, Indonesia on Jan. 19, 2012. Photo: Beawiharta / Reuters


17) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks up at the new global cultural ambassador and former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jan. 18. Abdul-Jabbar will travel the world to engage a generation of young people to help promote diplomacy. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP


18) Former NBA superstar Yao Ming, center, attends as a newly elected member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Shanghai, and takes part in a meeting for the CPPCC in Shanghai on Jan. 15, 2011.  Photo: AFP - Getty Images


19) Two stranded common dolphins wait to be transported by an International Fund for Animal Welfare team at Herring River in Wellfleet, Mass., Jan. 19. The dolphins are two in the latest batch of dolphins found, bringing a total of over 80 stranded on Cape Cod shores in the last week.  Photo: Julia Cumes / AP


20) Members of the Fayette Co. Animal Control, Animal Rescue and the West Tenn. Drug Task Force round up 128 dogs found in a U-Haul trailer that was pulled over on to investigate for drugs on I-40 East of Memphis, Tenn. on Jan. 17, 2012. Instead, the dogs and one cat were found, all of which were locked in cages with tie-fasteners and no ventilation. Photo: Kyle Kurlick / The Commercial Appeal via AP


21) A man rides a horse through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Photo: Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP


22) Fu Hu, a panda born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo plays in the snow in his enclosure on Jan. 17. Photo: Daniel Zupanc / AFP - Getty Images


23) Adelie penguins making their way towards the ice near Mawson's Hut in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, on Jan. 15. Photo: Dean Lewins / EPA


24) A hummingbird perches on an ice-encrusted branch during an ice storm in Seattle on Thursday, Jan 19. Photo: John Brecher / msnbc.com


25) A pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), born in captivity ten days ago, is seen at the zoo in Cali Jan. 21, 2012. Photo: Jaime Saldarriaga / Reuters


26) Guards carry a capsule containing blood from Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of Bogota January 20, 2012. The blood will be on tour throughout the country. Photo: Felipe Caicedo / Reuters


27) Jeff Jerome, top left, curator of the Poe House and Museum, and Jeannette Marxen stand watch at a window in Westminster Hall, which overlooks the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore early in the morning of Jan. 19, 2012, as they wait to see if the mysterious "Poe Toaster" will return. He/she did not. Photo:Patrick Semansky / AP


28) Belarus soldiers plunge into the ice cold water to mark Orthodox Epiphany near the town Pukhovichi, some 70 km south of the capital Minsk, on Jan. 19, 2012. Photo: Viktor Drachev / AFP - Getty Images


29) This photo provided by Christ Medical Center & Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn,, Ill. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 shows an X-ray of a nail embedded in Dante Autullo's brain. It was successfuly removed by doctors. Photo: Christ Medical Center & Hope Children's Hospital via AP. Dante Autullo accompanied by his neurosurgeon Leslie Schaffer, left, shows the area of his injury during a news conference at Advocate Christ Medical Center Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Oak Lawn, Ill., a day after Autullo underwent surgery to remove a 3 1/4 inch nail lodged in his brain after accidentally shooting himself with a nail gun. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


30) Dutch sailor Laura Dekker throws a rope as she docks her boat in Simpson Bay Marina in St. Maarten, Saturday Jan. 21, 2012. Dekker ended a yearlong voyage aboard her sailboat named "Guppy" that made her the youngest person ever to sail alone around the globe, although Guinness World Records and the World Sailing Speed Record Council did not verify the voyage, saying they no longer recognize records for youngest sailors to discourage dangerous attempts. (AP Photo/Stephan Kogelman)


31) These fans were smiling, but probably not for long. Kenny Phillips takes a Lambeau Leap after the Giants locked up their 37-20 playoff win over the Packers last Sunday. NY Daily News photos: Corey Sipkin and Ron Antonelli


32) We feature one of these from time to time. A model presents a creation by fashion designer Elin Engstroem during a show of Baltic designers at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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